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gross was in prison four years ago in cuba. now in a new letter he appeals for president obama to personally intervene in his case saying extraordinary steps have been taken for other americans. the letter will be delivered today. part of a new strategy by his family to put direct pressure on the white house. a copy was given to "the washington post." >>> major snowstorm is set to hit part of the country! >> i know. it doesn't feel that like here. it's warm here. >> it is. indra petersons is covering that for us. >> i want to give you a jump-start. >> this is bad news? >> i have to start off the top with it. >> look at her smiling. >> 51 right now. that is our high today. i want to take you guys to saturday. notice where it's cold and look at the rest of the country. diving down. dallas in the 30s and st. louis the 20s and we're in the 40s. compared to everyone else, everything is relative, right? i like you think it looks good. a reason for this. we know the storm out in the pacific northwest is changing a lot and continue to push off to the east and the south today and let's
and a scholar. >> some days. doug, 59% of people in this new poll, they say it is unlikely that obama care's problems will be fixed in 2014. they're not believing i guess the president's assurances that it's almost fixed. >> which is what's behind two initiatives. first, the 21-day sales pitch for obama care that is starting to work and the other, which is to try and change the subject and the other to talk about income equality, because it's a message the president believes pete beats the republican message of no. in what obama's trying to do is change their mind and distract them to try to minimize the political. >> that's a tough mountain to climb, don't you think? this is all the talk, man, until you figure it out, got a big challenge. >> he's had a couple of year to get ready for this thing and failed miserably getting it out of the box. young people are not going to sign up and if you don't get a bunch of young people to take care of some old people like me, it's not going to o work. i think where he's making a mistake is by forcing the democratic party to go run on this. he's campai
on the positive from the right. >> there is no good news about obama care. we shut down the government. we took this nation to the brink of financial collapse because of obama care. and most people expected that when the website was fixed it would get better. and now young people aren't signing up because they can't afford it, doesn't make any economic sense for them. >> if i can just say this -- if you look in the long arc of history and perpetuity until the world ends, if people do have health care, many programs that were started in the government didn't work as well as people expected in the beginning months. might you be jumping too soon on something that could end up being good for the american people? >> if we can cover more people and keep health care affordable and accessible and have it be high quality, sure. but that's not what this is doing. this is causing people chaos and confusion and more money. >> for now. >> it could in the process run down the economy. this hasn't, look, the president -- >> i've got to go. my producers are screaming at me. we will continue this conversation.
employer mandate. however, a new poll shows one key group president obama was hoping would sign up for coverage the so-called young invincibles is the least informed about the law. gallop finds 63% of adults under the age of 30 say they are familiar with the law. that's nine points lower than any other group suggesting the white house still has a lot of work to do. and yesterday, during a google hang out, senator john cornyn accused the obama administration of lying on a number of issues including the benghazi raid and obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. the willingness to mislead people or provide them just demonstrably false information and expect to move on. we've seen that most recently in the health care debate over if you like what you have you can keep it. something we can go back to 2010 and demonstrate that the department of health and human services knew was false. >> jim, he's running for re-election next year. >> is that an excuse. >> a lot of democrats running in the south and i think you guys have the story on this, a lot
obama announced a new $100 million initiative today to help find a cure for hiv. the president made the announcement at the white house to mark world aids day which was yesterday. the money will go to the national institutes of health. the president says the u.s. should be at the forefront of discoveries to eliminate hi vice president or put it into remission without requiring life long therapy. >> those of who you lived through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be seen or heard or to be treated with basic compassion. >> the white house also marked world aids day by hanging a giant red ribbon between columns. president obama announced the u.s. has surs passed the goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to antiretroviral drugs. >>> a new epidemic of sorts is being reported in america, a growing number of twins. nearly half babies born to mothers who use advanced fertility aids were multiple births. twins have higher risk of prematurity and serious health problems. new guidelines e
the matter what, the president offered a new promise. take a listen. president obama: most people will be able to buy better plans for the same price or even cheaper than what they've got before. >> that's not inaccurate argument. so if your plan is covering a bunch of things you don't need, how is a better plan for you? >> there is no real evidence for that. and you can do the math. most of the policies and that claim could spend more, cover more things, provide more visits and charge less. insurance company only does that even has a whole bunch of cash lying around. no sign of expert and a profit that that to happen. >> the promise that most people would be better off is sharply disputed by many including a number of individuals experiencing sticker shock even those who had pre-existing conditions. listen. $891 per month to $1437 per month. and also, my deductibles all doubled. >> now analysts also argued those whose policies are canceled will be covered, but not at lower prices. the new obamacare plan typically has higher deductibles than the old plans did, narrower choice of d
is bad news for president obama across the board on health care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad economy, it would seem the republicans would
with this obama care on october 1st regardless of these problems. >> as each new revelation comes out. let me ask you this, does it make it a bigger problem for is he safe so to speak. does he came out and said i'm going to make she's fixes and i didn't know any of this. problems are so big and so multiple they are still having to fix it. the fixes go a long way. secondly, you know this is a case where the president and democrats put their faith in 1/7th of our nation's economy. what is coming clear of the e-mails things where the system is breaking down eternally controls there wasn't somebody in charge. >> the question is who was in charge and what did the president know. cms issued this statement to fox news. it reads in part:what does that say to you? obviously they are trying to keep it to the top of cms and ultimately the administration. >> when you release e-mails it is part of the administration. the facts are they are delaying the small business exchain program. the facts are there are so many problems still in the system that people are having trouble signing up. the facts are people ar
. live with the news tonight, steve? >> the obama administration is claiming victory in its push to fix that troubled health care website. healthcare.gov was officially launched october 1st but only now is it working properly. the agency responsible for building the site issued a six-page performance report saying the website's moving smoothly for the vast majority of its users. an obama adviser talked about the progress in a conference call with reporters. >> the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity with greatly improved performance. the speed has more than tripled with over 400 bugs fixed. eliminating critical glitches and making improvements that the consumer experienced throughout the site. >> that report said that the website had the response time of one second compared to eight seconds when it was launched, lower rate of error, it is consistently stable 90% of the time, there's a 24/7 command center, and the site supports a minimum of 800,000 users a day and that's 50,000 at any one time. but republicans say there's still a big problem. >> the security of this
, president obama will start a new push for the health-care.gov website. in an event at the white house he will highlight people he says have been held by his health or care reform law and website. the president also working on possible subsidies to insurance companies to let people keep their existing insurance plans as was originally promised. the government say most of the glitches on these website have now been fixed. and now that to the website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and lock on to the updated health care exchange. >>james: and man was killed in a shark attack while fishing from a kayak in hawaii. it happened but it off the island of maui. apparently, the fishermen speak for dangling over the edge of his kayak when a shark bit one of them. a friend kayaking near by tried to stop the man's bleeding with a tourniquet and called on a nearby tour boat for health and they sailed a shore. >>: we all helped get the entire kayak with the body on to the boat. my wife, who is a physician determined as well as she could that the pers
school. vinita nair, cbs news. >>> and now to obama care. the extensive fixes made to the health care website appear to have helped. the government says more people signed up for health insurance on the first two days of this month than in the entire first month of the website's troubled launch. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning to you. now that the website is working better, the white house is trying hard to get a critical group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage moreffordable for everyo
female voters off. >> sam, that's a great point. barack obama said something that new hampshire debate that i'm sure he felt was a tongue and cheek tone. it got turned around as being overly negative towards hillary clinton. she ended up winning that race three, four days later and shocked all of us. >> including herself. >> no, i knew that was coming all along. we were all absolutely shocked. >> except for state senator from new hampshire who told us the night before the primary that hilary was going to win and why. >> it remains one of the most shocking political upsets. we were out. we went to see hilary speak the night before. we felt sorry for her because the crowd was not responsive. all the plates in the parking lot at the national high school were from massachusetts. and we just thought boy what a terrible way to end a political career. she turned around winning. i wonder again in large part if hit to do -- she teared up but barack obama seen as coming on too strong in that debate where he made an off handed remark. >> now there's a school for that you can go to. mike allen tha
fitted with a black box. charlie d'agata, cbs news, glasgow, scotland. >>> the obama administration says its health care website has improved but that more work is needed. the administration set a december 1st deadline to fix the troubled website. health and human services officials said the worst of the glitches and delays may be over. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. it was two months ago that healthcare.gov opened for business. since then with too many glitches and crashes and bugs to count, the site became an embarrassment to the white house. well, now, after a massive reworking, the administration says the site will work for most of the people most of the time. the government estimates more than 800,000 people will now be able to shop for insurance coverage every day. more than 50,000 people can log onto the website at one time. the administration's chief trouble shooter says the difference is like night and day from the website's disastrous startup. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliably open for busin
for the holidays. we'll get an inside look at michelle obama shows off the decorations. >> and college students getting canine therapy. >>> metro is taking heat for a controversial series of new ads at metro station next week. one makes a comment about new metro improvements while the other says, quote, can't we just talk about shoes? some commuteayhe ad is sexist and unfair to women. >> well, just the smile on their faces, it's like, this is a serious conversation. but it's very flippant. just thinking about shoes. it's nothing to smile about. >> metro says the ads are a part of a series that shows riders including men having casual conversations about improvements to the railways. coming up at 5:00, transportation reporter adam tuss has more about the complaints. send us your feedback by calling or texting. text one for yes and 2 for no. we'll share your responses tonight on news 4 at 5:00. >>> quiet please. a new law says loud music, car horns and barking dogs are a criminal offense. violatorscan be fined up to $500. some residents called it too strict. others, too lack. supervisors say it's
there are differing views, especially since the threat of gun violence and the mass shootings that president obama fears are becoming the new normal are something that affect every american. for more, i'm joined by goldie tayl taylor, whose column breaking bad can be read on the grio and rosenth rosenthal, stop handgun violence, an organization dedicated to the prevention of gun violence. thank you both for being here. john, nbc news is not playing the tapes. we're not going to play them. it's an issue that news organizations have to wrestle with, whether there is news value that would add to the public understanding of what happened or whether it sort of becomes just prurient. based on what you know in the 911 tapes, do you feel there is anything in them we could have learned something new from? >> i absolutely think that we should hear those tapes. and i'll take it a step further. when 26 and 7-year-olds are massacred with an ammunition clip and congress does nothing, absolutely nothing to curtail access to these military weapons, we can't even get a background check requirement for all gun sale
points memo. new poll from the research center is bad news for president obama across the board on health care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad
can be so disruptive. such a mess to clean up. indra, thank you so much. >>> president obama embarking on a new health care push. he seed despite the launch of healthcare.gov, americans stand to benefit a great deal from health care. >> the bottom line is, this law is work and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance. and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up in any start up, any launch of ail project this big that has an impact on one-sixth of our economy, whatever comes up, whatever comes up, we're going to just fix it. >> meanwhile, former president bill clinton clarifying that promise that he made about president obama should keep their health plans. bill clinton said it was not designed to distance himself from the health care law in effort to help his wife hillary's 2016 presidential ambitions. >> i said nothing about this, not one word, until the president himself spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america whose worked harder for his election or supported his bill or went out of the way to explain it t
were at that game and it all came true. >> it was a lot of play. a lot of news including the obama care website up and running a lot better than it used to be. stretches of the commuture really lane are closed after a deadly train crash over the weekend. four people were killed and 60 injured and 11 in critical condition. an early morning commuter train traveling for poughkeepsie to grand central station derailed in the bronx and about 100 people were on the seven cars that came to a violent stop. the train was only about 12 miles from its destination and many were dozing off when the cars tumbled off the tracks. tom costello joins us live from the scene and is there any indication about the issue of speed playing a role in the crash? are. >> good morning. that's the question. how fast this was train going. behind me you can see they managed to right several of the cars through the trees and the fence. the governor has said he thinks that speed was a factor here. most of the witnesses and many passengers said that the train was 2r568ing at a high clip. the engineer said he tried to appl
. first from the news difficult. the obama administration officials saying dramatic improvements to healthcare.gov. the web site for millions of americans to sign on for the belt -- benefits but the site is still far from 100%. the white house says computer programmers have been working nonstop since the launch in october. they were trying to meet the president's december 1st december 1st deadline to get the site up to speed. officials said they met the goal and the system can now handle 50,000 users at one time with an error rate of less than 1%. but our news deck team ran into problems. we got what appeared to be a blank screen with a web site logo, win we scrolled to the bob of the page we got this message. the web site is overloaded. you have to wait. the white house says 375,000 or so people went to health care.gov just before non. officials admit there's work to do. >> the president believes the site has been significantly improved, and that the teams in place have worked 24/7 for weeks now to make those improvements, including significant improvements made over the weekend
on "new day," president obama looking to turn the tide for his health care law. will it be enough to restore faith in obama care? >>> brand new vudio surfaces of the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend. it's raising new questions for authorities why walker wasn't able to make it out alive. and saw the lumia 1020 has 41 megapixels. so i can zoom way in even after i take the picture. and i can adjust the shot before i take it so i get it exactly how i want. so, i went with a windows phone. maybe i just see things other people don't. ♪ honestly ♪ i wanna see you be brave ♪ ♪ i wanna see you be brave on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has a
to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan to reduce the risk of escalation. >> the vice president heads to meet with china's president xi jinping on wednesday. the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's new air defense zone. >>> shop
the credibility of president obama as he launches a new pr push for the website? it started yesterday and will continue over the next three weeks. been warfare for almost the whole time since the bill was passed. to undercut. we have talked about death panels and everything under the sun. most of which turned out to be baloney, not true. the fact is that we have had a barrage of negative stories, some true and some partially true. some totally false. -- people sitting out there as an ordinary citizen, i do not know how they know what to believe. it depends which channel you turn on the television. you can get one side and turn other side and get another site. that not surprising to me lots of people have not paid or have not come to understand. when you ask people to you like obamacare? they say no, i hate the government. do like the affordable care act? yes, it is great. my daughter is on my policy until she is 26. and i have a pre-existing condition and i can buy insurance. the benefits and the affordable care act has been disconnected from the bill that president bush. host: -- tha
of households that runs about half the number of new jobs every month for the last year. we get some conflicting pictures about how good the jobs pitcher really is. dennis: what will the need for the obama and administration and what she did? werke aig is great news. he had a bad couple of wes with the launch but it shows the policy put in place years ago are paid dividends. where people are participating and it is good all-around heading into the holiday ason where people have confidence and spent more buddy it shows we have to stay the course talking to about jobless benefits that helps to fuel the growth for people to participate and this creates more jobs. congress has to make sure it is a fragile recery they cannotave that same sort of brings michel to threaten to appear the debt ceiling and ready to get up a deal when we a supposed to. >> in the '80s and '0s we did not have just a tax increase of cuts but that have been dip this year that could have called is like having 400,000 jobs crted because we're not in stimulus motive to do more. it wasood news. >> so if we have a government is shu
will the need for the obama and administration and what she did? werke aig is great news. he had a bad couple of weeks with the launch but it shows the policy put in place years ago are paid dividends. where people are participating and it is good all-around heading into the holiday season where people have confidence and spent more buddy it shows we have to stay the course talking to about jobless benefits that helps to fuel the growth for people to participate and this creates more jobs. congress has to make sure it is a fragile recovery they cannot have that same sort of brings michelle to threaten to appear the debt ceiling and ready to get up a deal when we are supposed to. >> in the '80s and '90s we did not have just a tax inease of cuts but that have been dip this year that could have called is like having 400,000 jobs created because we're not in stimulus motive to do more. it was good news. >> so if we have government is shut down assembly will have a quarter reported taken off for gdp what a powerful economic engine and then we have third quarter gdp growth of 3.6% invested a couple
a life saving prescription on new year's day and the obama care plan is not yet available. this coverage gap is real. >> this is a big deal to quote joe biden. >> the president also appealed to another key part of his base when a youth summit gathered at the white house. mr. obama answered critics who says he has been avoiding an affordable care act nickname. >> i know people call this law obama care. that's okay. because i do care. and -- i do. i care about you. i care about -- >> the president made this policy pitch today knowing full well republicans in congress will not go for it, but that fits the president's political goals for the upcoming year. not only taking the fight in the upcoming state of the union speech, but in the coming months election cycle. >> let's continue with gloria bor borger. what is the president attempting to establish today? >> one is an issue of poverty and inequality. he started his career organizing poor people in chicago. this is an issue i thought he would come back to in this term and he has. the other part of this is look, this is not much different fr
up on "new day," a big push for obama care being rolled out today as the administration says the problems with the website are seemingly in the past. what's the white house plan? we'll tell it to you. >>> passengers on a flight to phoenix warned to get checked for tuberculosis. they're now asking how did a sick man get on a plane in the first place? we'll have the latest on that. if you're seeing spots before your eyes, it's time for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] aveeno® with soy helps reduce the look of brown spots in 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin. aveeno®. naturally beautiful results. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. there's a lot of fruits and drinks that have acids in them that you might not know about. salad dressings, raspberries, strawberries... they all have acid in them, and it's working at your enamel. once the enamel is gone, it's gone. you can't get it back. i wo
. state of new mexico.0='u ♪ martha: well, president obama stepping up his push to win back support from his base, especially among young adults, attending several events this week, but college students saying the president isn't delivering on his word. here's one of them. take a look. >> when he made all these promises during the campaign that he really hasn't been able to keep. unemployment's still the issue. when i graduate from college, i want to be able to have a job open in the market praise for me, and the way the -- place, and the way the president is enacting his policies, i don't think that is becoming a reality as he had hoped. martha: so meanwhile, in this week a new poll shows president obama is losing support among millennials, 18-29-year-olds. 41% say they approve of the job he is doing, 54% disapprove. tucker carlson is co-host of fox and friends on the weekend, and chris stirewalt is fox news digital politics editor. wow, great panel. good morning, guys, good to have you with us. you guys have a lot of titles. [laughter] tucker, let me start with you. i thought this or h
] jenna: lauren, thank you. jon: we are getting new reaction now to president obama's interview with msnbc's chris matthews. it was taped yesterday at american university. they discussed a wide range of issues including the president's management style and whether that had anything to do with the obamacare web site problems. listen. >> when secretary sebelius appeared in that hearing and she was asked by marsha blackburn who's in charge, it took a while for her to answer, and she finally got to chief operating officer of cms, the center for medicaid and medicare, and it didn't seem like there was a strong top-down authority system there you. did you have, do you have -- let's look forward here. do you have a relationship with your cabinet that you have a system of cracking the whip, that they follow through, they execute as you envision they should? >> generally speaking, my theory has been, number one, that, yes, i've got a strong chief of staff, but i'm holding every cabinet member accountable, and i want to have strong interactions with them directly. number two is i have an open door p
in good shape. >> a new poll finds californians are split on president obama is efforts to overhaul the nation's health-care system. the public policy institute of california from just 44% of voters are in favor of the affordable care act while the same percentage to do not approve of the law. this is despite two-thirds of the uninsured residents who said they plan on getting coverage by nec's share now that it is more available. at the same time, the job or graying has taken a hit, a 51 percent of californians approved. that matches a record low from two years ago and is now down 10 points from last summer. >> nobody deal yet in washington. republican paul ryan and democrat party patty murray are narrowing down the issues in the potential spending bill. the two sides to try to close at $100 billion gap. the bill currently funding the government runs out mid january. >> the time is 7:21 a.m.. scientists say that whoever stole of radioactive material in mexico and removed it from the container will not have long to live. a truck caring the kobolds-68 was stolen from a gas station on
. doctors in new o new orleans saa gene treatment fo. >> a team of inspectorse inspecs toured the nuclear facility in iran. president obama says the pursuit for the lon longstanding deal is likely to fai fail as it is to psyched. psyched -- succeed. iran is to rollback tha their enrichment of uranium that is used to build a nuclear bomb but it's also used to generate nuclear energy. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran for like any country to change overtime. it may not be likely. if you ask me the live life andd that we are about to arrive at the instate that i described earlier it was more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran and the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing an agreement on iran's program. the deal which lifted sanctions on iran has benefitted his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest projectproject on artist cristo. some say it will damage the eco-system. >> it's called "over the river". the arkansas in south central colorado. what cristo wants to do here is suspend hundreds of huge
those new enrollees is an unlikely set of workers benefitting from obama care. legal prostitutes in nevada. until now, nevada's prostitutes had been shunned by health insurance companies. nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal and where brothels are regulated and controlled. currently there are 19 legal brothels in nevada and they employ 500 prostitutes throughout the state of nevada. >>> president obama has also announced a new initiative in the battle against aids. the announcement made at a white house event yesterday marking world aids day. the president is redirecting $100 million into a project to find aids therapies. >>> topping the health headlines, researchers now link migraines to chemicals found in common household products. that chemical, bpa, is found in plastic ware and food packaging. it may cause a hormonal response and cause debilitating headaches. tests on rats show high levels increase sensitivity to light, sound and other migraine symptoms. researchers are calling for human studies. >>> also making health headlines this morning, dispelling the my
. a new report says about a third of all the obama care enrollees may not be enrolled. that's the reported failure rate on the so-called back end information that is sent to insurance companies. in other words, thousands of the nation's fast food
selling pricey art to pay its bills. positive signs for new and recent users of the glitch-rained healthcare.gov website. >> a reminder of the top story we're following, president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans keeps growing. during a major speech in washington the president said income inequality is jeopardizing middle class and he want to make sure that the economy works for everyone. ali velshi will be working on this one, at the top of the program, "real money." it's great to have you back. what's your reaction to the president's speech on equality, he also talked about the wealth gap as well. >> it's very serious. this is the most worrying thing i'll be talking about this as long as i can. go back to 1979, productivity is up more than 90%. we're just that much more productive with our cellphones and the way we do business, longer days. typical income fo for the amerin family is up 8%. ththe average ceo makes 273 tims the income of the average worker. and a family in the top 1%. a term we've come to know well, has a network that is 288 times h
a pleasure to speak with you. thank you again. >> thank you. >> let's bring in our "news nation" political panel. wendell potter, author of obama care, what's in it for me. senior white house reporter for politico and luke chung, founder of a software development firm located in virginia. thanks for joining us. i wanted to start with you luke, you were quoted in an article about the administration and what this website should be able to do here. now today the latest concern is the back to front, what's happening on the so-called back end, meaning the information people can get on now and the distribution of the information and the details to the insurance companies here. how does the administration fix it from now front to what we're now talking about, the back portion of this? >> that's been the big challenge for the whole administration during the process, to get consumers through the marketplace to choose something they want, apply for a subsidy and there are a lot of steps in there that need to work correctly so that people essentially can work through that whole -- >> that's part of t
doing anything for their own game. the new rule was imposed by president obama three years ago. we'll learn whether the housing recovery lost momentum. some data was delayed by the shut down. increases are expected despite higher mortgage rates. one economists says it's not just institutional investors helping the housing markets.. >> now you are seeing a lot of home buyers who are not institutional investors, who have better credit scores, and have decided that the time is about good to start buying home. and bankers are becoming more confident about the situation. >> we'll get a hint about friday's anticipated jobs report. payroll firm reports on how many private sector jobs were created last month. wall street has some of its moo back. after the do you closed lower on tuesday for a third straight day. the do you jones falling blow the 15,000 mark. the nasdaq holding above the 4,000 level. overseas european markets struggle to bounce back after three days of losses. markets ended the day lower. japan led the cle client, with the nikkei falling. chinese shares rallied on news of f
. the white house says president obama will attend. they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african leader. a music hall changed it's marquis to read in memory of nelson mandela. join us for abc7 news at 6:00 beginning at 6:30. >> breaking news there is a state wide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl abducted in washington. the chp says she was taken by a 19-year-old acquaintance. they're believed to be heading to california we have their pictures for you. that is coming up tonight at 5:00 >>. the cold snap continues to roll through the bay area. we saw this morning a freeze set or tied records in several locations thchl is the live look from mount tam. >> people in scots valley woke up to a frozen landscape. lawns and bus
to nowhere, a road that we've been on, stuck on for 30 years? remember in june in 2009, president obama offered the iranians a new beginning based on mutual respects, based on mutual interests, and that laid behind the grievances of the past. that approach, unfortunately, caught the iranians off guard you.because what he had done wao discredit decades of anti-american rhetoric, a staple of the diet to tehran. how does one thing as an enemy someone who sins you creating, who quotes the poet, and he speaks of mutual respect? something that the iranians have always said they wanted. the response to the president's outreach and offer was to say the least disappointing. it was as though the iranians saw him not as an enemy, but as something more dangerous, as a rival. the word they used was -- now, as our iranian friends know it means co-wife. [laughter] something more dangerous, more attractive and younger. and, therefore, something you fear more than the enemy. now, it's been five years since that original outreach. and, finally, these efforts, it looks like these efforts are getting a res
. as she did last year, michelle obama will welcome children of military families to see the tree and their holiday decorations. >>> on this day in 1991 a bankrupt u.s. airlines halted prayings as seen on nbc news. >> the troubled airline industry suffered another death in the family. pan american airlines shut down after more than six decades of service. >>> happy birthday to tyra banks. she is 40. jay-z turns 44 and jeff bridges is 64. keep it here for more news, weather and sports. i'm betty nguyen. thank you for watching "early today." >>> good morning, everyone, it's 4:30. >> breaking news is in san jose this morning where crews are on the scene of a fire at a mobile home park. happening at the mobile home park near monterey and blossom hill road. just arrived on the scene, what can you tell us? >> that fire is out. a fire was in that double wide home as you can see right there. it started after 2:00 this morning. fire department had it out within 45 minutes. within the past 30 minutes or so, the inside of that space has cooled down enough for firefighters and investigators t
. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service next week. >> hello, welcome no al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford live from new york city. reinforcements on the town in trying to end the violence. nearly 400 people have been killed in the fighting in the past three days. france is dispatching more than 1,000 troops and the african union plans to double its forces. 10,000 have fled the capital. officials ordered everyone off the streets of bangui. for the latest on the crisis we start in bangui. a warning - you may find some of these images disturbing. >> french soldiers on food patrol in bangui. this is new to the city and welcomeded by men. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. at the moment there's no food or medicine. there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between muslims and christians. >> translation: we muslims have been here for 200 years. they are killing us every day. anti-balaka christians killed more than 200. >> this is where many christiansar sheltering, close to the b
after they insisted on home schooling. however, the obama administration has pushed to have this family deported and now a new signal from the supreme court that the justices might take up this fight over religious freedom. shannon is live in washington with more on this for us. >> jon, the family was concerned about what their family was learning in school in their native country in germany. some things, they said, directly conflicted with their faith. they decided to home school their children which is against the law in germany. at one point the police showed up and took the children. they fled to the u.s. and apply for asylum. though they were initially granted permission to stay here in the u.s., obama administration appealed that ruling and won. if the supreme court does not step in, the family will be forced to go back to germany. >> if the administration is going to have a lenient attitude toward illegal i mean grigs, you would think they would have the room to have space in their heart for one german home schooling family but the fact we have room for 12 million but not room fo
the sponsor do they open up old wounds. >> the economy, best jobs news in a year and new assurances from the fed. i'm krystal ball. why so sad, wall street? >> president obama tries to rally the facebook generation to like the health care law. this afternoon they've got an open mike straight to the oval office. >> and the big chill. we get it, it's december. but this is something else. i'm abbi huntsman, snow and temperatures 40 degrees below normal. we have friends at the weather channel to tell us. >> there's just one hour until wall street closes and the markets are lower and if that's extending three days of losses on the dow and s&p. why the change? there are a few possible reasons. the government's unemployment report comes out on friday. and some expect a gain of 215,000 jobs in november. that's according to an adp estimate and well above expectatio expectations. good news in the real economy could make the fed
didn't have to do it now. it would be crazy for her to put distance between herself and barack obama's policies right now. she can't walk away from it so easily. his popsies are popular in the democratic party. >> but it is interesting in this article and a number of news pieces about her outreach to the black community, particularly to black leaders trying to repair damage that she inflicted and her husband inflicted during the first election against obama. >> it was interesting. i was having lunch with a friend today who is the executive director at the feminist press talking about what this time means and the intersection of race and gender and poverty and privilege that we're literally between a barack and hillary place. there is something going on looking at race and gender and i think the black community is very forgiving. r. kelly can still sell out arenas. so i think it is more really bill who hurt the community with some of his flippant remarks and they pushed their privilege. >> all the black leaders who have been quoted are saying full, square center he is being for given
pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny because of her rambunctious. >> she is sunny. >> she like bo, who's her older brother, i guess in a way, not by birth but a portuguese water dogs in case you are wondering. thankfully, there's zzzquil. it's not for colds, it's not for pain, it's just for sleep. ♪ because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out abou
technology companies are launching a public campaign today to urge president obama and congress to set new limits on government surveillance. the group is being led by google and microsoft. today they're presenting a plan to regulate online spying. the call is being accompanied by an open letter showing up in full-page ads. also, apple, yahoo, facebook, twitter, aol and linked in are taking part in this campaign. >> u.s. foods. >> what are you looking at? >> cisco and u.s. foods. buying u.s. foods. >> and it is not the router company in this case. this is sysco. >> yes, syy. and issued $3 billion of common stock, $500 million in cash. it's about $3.5 billion. what's u.s. foods make? you know? >> i believe they're in the same business that sysco's in. >> clayton and kkr own -- >> u.s. foods? >> yes. >> they're buying it from clayton. >> it's a foods distribution business, isn't it? >> looks like a food description business. >> for sysco, that makes sense. >> interesting. we'll do work on that and come back to it. >> it is, one of the u.s.'s largest distributors, $19 billion in annual revenu
more good political news. what political news do we have? interesting. 2012 election, perfectly clear there were differences between barack obama and his opponents on the issues of guns. he won. virginia election, even more important because a border state, 2013, governors election, very different, debated some, terry mcauliffe very clear on where he was on gun safety. he won. on the other hand, earlier in 2013 -- >> colorado. >> the rico elections in colorado. >> which is more representative. i think virginia says a little bit more. but i wanted to talk about this bill and how even in the history that you showed, we have a history as a country to only react to massive tragedies, like that's our reason to pass any kind of gun legislation. when really, like, the day to day violence in our country is what stands out from the rest of the world. and actually as i'm sure everyone here knows, suicides outnumber gun violence homicides in this country by kind of a lot. there is a cdc report just last month that showed in the 50 most populous cities in the country, suicides outnumber homicides
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